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Old 03-21-2015, 08:07 PM   #11
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...That brings back memories. My mom was Boston Irish and I grew up on hot dogs and B&M baked beans almost every Sat. night. B&M brown bread from a can, too...if we were lucky.

They were, in fact, B&M. No brown bread though. Not a fan.

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:30 PM   #12
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After seeing the thread maligning the poor understated Chayote squash, I decided to try and dredge up a meal that might kick some life into it. I settled on a Puerto Rican dish, Chayote Rellenos. I thought it was good, although next time I'd be inclined to add a jalapeno or two. I did stray from the recipe by adding some smoked paprika.

If anyone is interested, the recipe can be found on YouTube:

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Old 03-21-2015, 10:34 PM   #13
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Dagnabit, I left my phone plugged in at the room, and didn't get pics. We had an excellent birthday dinner with dear friends.

DH and I split an order of Mayan pork tacos, and our friends loved their fresh fish kabobs and a snapper fillet.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:48 PM   #14
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Andy, I'm glad you don't like brown bread - more for me. My Mom used to make her own. I'm not that ambitious. And now I had to put it on next week's grocery list...

I took a chicken breast out to defrost with full intentions of Chinese stir-fry. Didn't have a taste for stir-fry, so when I asked Himself if he would like Mexican he was surprised. I usually don't suggest Mexican.

Sliced the chicken thinly in bite-size pieces and seasoned liberally with some McCormick fajita seasoning, but jazzed it up with onion, garlic, and chipotle powders and some Mexican oregano. Seared it in a hot CI pan, then charred some cut corn. Added black beans just long enough to warm them, piled fajita shells with that plus fresh chopped tomato, shredded cheese, Tapatio hot sauce, and sour cream. I cooled my pipes with one of the remaining few Great Lakes Christmas Ales.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:46 AM   #15
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A good family friend of our's, Little (little for being short), brought over some fresh salmon fillet and a good bottle of vino for us last night. We all mingled til late last night out in the patio over salmon and asparagus which I grilled on the gas grill. We also had wild rice and salad.
Here's a pic of Little and me from last night...
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:58 AM   #16
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Sounds like a really great night, roadfix.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:49 PM   #17
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Ohhh, your beautiful patio looks so cool at night with the city lights! California living at it's best.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:51 PM   #18
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I love to see pics.

Joey, your BBQ'ed chicken drumsticks look so good - I love drumsticks and almost always have them in the freezer.

Steve, thanks for sharing your great pic of 'Chayote Rellenos' - that looks delicious and is such an interesting blend of things I love the most. The video was good - she held my interest, was to the point, and not just a bunch of 'fluff'.

Roadfix, what a great pic of you and your friend on the patio. Like Kay, I thought your background of the city lights were gorgeous.

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